Dennis Mims scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Virginia Tech to a 65-46 victory over Virginia Military Institute last night in Lexington, Va.

Both teams shot poorly in the first half as the Hokies (4-1) took a 23-17 halftime lead. Virginia Tech hit only 30 percent of its field goals in the first half, compared with 24 percent for the Keydets (5-3).

But Virginia Tech found its rhythm in the second half, hitting 62 percent of its shots. The Hokies went on a 16-2 run to start the second half and took a 20-point lead with 14 minutes 30 seconds remaining.

After making just 1 of 3 field goal attempts in the first half, Mims hit 5 of 8 in the second half. David Whaley scored 14 and Brendan Dunlop 10 for the Hokies.

Aaron Demory scored 12 points and was the only Keydet in double figures. VMI hit only 3 of 22 three-point attempts.

NAVY MEN 72, DENVER 57: Jason Jeanpierre's three-pointer with 6:49 remaining gave Navy a five-point lead and the Midshipmen never looked back in Annapolis.

Navy (5-3) held Denver (1-3) without a field goal for almost eight minutes down the stretch en route to its fifth straight win.

Sitapha Savane and Chris Williams led the Navy attack. Savane had 21 points, 6 blocked shots and 7 rebounds. Williams added 16 points and nine rebounds.

Denver led 32-27 at the half and traded the lead with Navy until Denver's Kevin Overton tied the score at 53 with a lay-up at 9:03.

That was the last Denver field goal until Matt Paul scored with 48 seconds remaining. The Pioneers managed a pair of free throws at 7:03, but after Jeanpierre made it 60-55 for Navy, Denver resorted to a barrage of three-point attempts, none of which succeeded.

GEORGETOWN WOMEN 82, SACRED HEART 54: Junior Katie Smrcka-Duffy scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Georgetown over visiting Sacred Heart. The Hoyas went on a 19-0 run late in the first half to secure the win. Freshman Nok Duany scored 16 points and senior Danielle Hurley added 12 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Santia Jackson grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds for the Hoyas, who improved to 4-3.

BUFFALO 61, NAVY WOMEN 46: The host Midshipmen (1-4) committed 30 turnovers en route to their fourth straight loss. Navy guard Lisa Steinmetz scored a career-high 24 points, including 14 of Navy's 25 points in the second half. Both teams were 20 of 53 from the field, but the Bulls (4-1) were 21 of 33 from the free throw line, while Navy made 5 of 10.